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Berlin - Düsseldorf Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 79 daily trains from Berlin to Düsseldorf. Traveling by train from Berlin to Düsseldorf usually takes around 4 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 4 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance297 mi (477 km)
Fastest train4h 12m
Lowest price$10.49
Trains per day23
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines6

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Düsseldorf?

In the last month, $15.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Düsseldorf. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $103.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Düsseldorf by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Düsseldorf in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $75 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Düsseldorf from Berlin will be about $103.57 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Düsseldorf?

There are 6 train lines with service from Berlin to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 54 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity24h 50m$86.18
DB Intercity-Express84h 33m$78.84
Deutsche Bahn545h 1m$86.91
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company275h 18m$86.18
FlixTrain54h 52m$40.12
Non-federally owned railway company25h 20m$77.11
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Düsseldorf start from $38, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Düsseldorf. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 2 other stations. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Düsseldorf train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 12 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Düsseldorf start from $19, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Düsseldorf. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 3 other stations. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf Central Station and 11 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Düsseldorf train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 4 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 12 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 27 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Berlin to Düsseldorf start from $19, and on average cost . Daily there are 54 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 5 other stations. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf-Gerresheim and 24 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Düsseldorf train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 12 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 178 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Düsseldorf start from $19, and on average cost . Daily there are 27 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 5 other stations. And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf-Bilk and 24 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Düsseldorf train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 12 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 62 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 5 daily trips to Düsseldorf from Berlin. The train usually departs from Berlin Central Station in Berlin and arrives at Düsseldorf Central Station in Düsseldorf after about 4 hours and 52 minutes.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Düsseldorf start from $71, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Düsseldorf. Non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf-Bilk and one other train station.

    From Berlin to Düsseldorf train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 12 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Düsseldorf.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Düsseldorf during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Düsseldorf?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Düsseldorf. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Düsseldorf?

The distance between Berlin and Düsseldorf is approximately 297 miles, or 477 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 12 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Berlin to Düsseldorf are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Düsseldorf?

There are 79 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to Düsseldorf. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Düsseldorf to Berlin.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Main departure station: Train Station

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 8 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Bellevue

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

Main arrival station: Düsseldorf Central Station

There are more train stations and stops in Düsseldorf than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Düsseldorf:

All train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

  • Düsseldorf-Gerresheim

  • Düsseldorf-Eller

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen

  • Düsseldorf-Benrath

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal

  • Düsseldorf-Garath

  • Düsseldorf-Reisholz

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Mitte

  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Süd

  • Düsseldorf-Bilk

  • Düsseldorf-Unterrath

  • Düsseldorf-Rath

  • Düsseldorf Völklinger Str.

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